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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

PS 109 unveils new school gym

Brooklyn: Pupils at P.S. 109 got to finally play in their East Flatbush school’s brand new gym unveiled on Jan. 12. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

WICB prez announces US plans, tour

Manhattan: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced plans to popularize and promote the sport of cricket in New York at City Hall in Manhattan on Jan. 12. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Bolt focuses on 100 meters

Jamaica: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said he will be concentrating on the 100 meters in 2017, which will be his final decision in a glorious athletics career. Comment

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WICB pays tribute to Sir Dwight

People: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has paid tribute to the late Sir K Dwight Venner, the former governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), who died on Dec. 22, 2016 in St Lucia Comment

Getting defensive: Lincoln’s ‘D’ lifts Railsplitters over Iona Prep

Sports: It wasn’t the offensive explosion either team was hoping for. Lincoln and Iona Prep both struggled to hit their scoring stride in a non-league tilt on Jan. 15, but the Railsplitters managed to grab just enough momentum to pull off the victory, downing the Gaels 53–44 at the Martin Luther King Showcase in Coney Island. Mike Reid led the charge late, with a game-high 21 points and a shutdown defensive performance. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Dominica PM urges restraint

Sports: CARICOM Chairman Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is urging regional leaders to avoid confrontation in addressing the turbulent state of West Indies cricket. Comment

On the defensive: Former Lincoln star excels at shutting down opponents

Sports: Defense first — everything else second. Comment

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

LLoyd: Focus on Test matches

Sports: Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd and ex-chairman of selectors has urged West Indian cricketers to refocus on formats outside of the Twenty20 game. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

Simmons gets new coaching job

Sports: Sacked West Indies coach Phil Simmons will become the new head coach of the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots for the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season. Comment

No shift in West Indies rankings

Sports: Embattled West Indies remains at number eight in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings which was recently released. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

Brooklyn couple to start soccer league in Guyana

Guyana: What began as a kind gesture to 12 boys and 13 girls in a small Spiritual Church in Lodge Village, almost 40 years ago, has become a lavish annual event, where more than 300 children received gifts and eats, and were entertained at the Clarke’s annual Christmas party on Dec. 26 in Georgetown. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

Jamaica’s global hero

Movies: Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness has labeled Usain Bolt as a “global hero’ saying the sprint star has given Jamaica a new level of international visibility. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

Chris Gayle joins St. Kitts Patriots

People: Explosive Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle is moving from the Jamaica Tallawahs to the St. Kitts Patriots for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) next season. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Cricket board debars Bravo

Caribbean: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has debarred Darren Bravo from appearing in both the Trinidad and Tobago current Digicel four-day tournament and the West Indies until he meets with the regional body. No date has been set for the meeting. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

Tribute to Clive Lloyd

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has paid tribute to Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain for his 50 years of service to the game this month. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

New cricket director

People: Former West Indies and Jamaican batsman Jimmy Adams is now the new West Indies Board (WICB) director of cricket. He replaces Englishman Richard Pybus, 52, who did not seek renewal of his contract. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

Bolt is it! Usain agina wins ‘World Athlete’ award

Jamaica: Jamaica sprint superstar Usain Bolt has won his record sixth Men’s International Association of Athletes Federation World Athlete Award, this time for his outstanding feats at the Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Cricket television viewership way up

Sports: Organizers of the Caribbean Premier League have announced that the Twenty20 cricket tournament has exceeded global viewership figures for the just-concluded season, with a nearly 44 percent increase over the previous year. Comment

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Windies players fail to shine

People: No West Indies cricketers have been named in any of the top ICC 10 players’ categories, according to a release from the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Brendon Rodney motivates Brooklyn Community Services Youths

Jamaica: Brendon Rodney, who won a bronze medal for Canada running track in Rio, brought his Olympic medal to visits with youths at Brooklyn Community Services’ East New York Family Academy and GKCC afterschool programs. Comment

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Holding on: Loughlin boys hoops escapes with slim win in opener

Sports: Bishop Loughlin hung on for a 95–87 victory over All Hallows in the team’s season-opener on Dec. 2, but the Lions weren’t pleased with their defensive effort down the stretch. Comment

Time to reflect

Sports: West Indies Captain Jason Holder has urged his players who were booted out of the Tri-Nation Series to use the disappointment as time for personal reflection as they tried to regroup. Comment

West Indies Women qualify

Sports: West Indies Women breathed a sigh of relief after earning an automatic qualification for next year’s ICC 50-overs World Cup in England. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Whitewash

Sports: West Indies Women’s team suffered a whitewash (3-0) at the hands of India Women in India recently, missing out on an automatic qualification for next year’s ICC 50-overs World Cup in England. Comment

Jamaica captures top spots

Jamaica: Jamaican sprint superstar, Usain Bolt has been voted Caribbean Sports Journalists Association (CASJA) Sportsman of the Year. Bolt, who won three gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earned him a clear victory. Comment

Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

Jamaicans shortlisted for awards

Sports: Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson have been shortlisted for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards last week after capturing gold in the sprints at the recent Rio Olympics in Brazil. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

WICB recalls Darren Bravo

Sports: West Indies middle-order batsman Darren Bravo has been recalled from the Zimbabwe tour because of a scathing tweet he sent out about the president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Comment

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Braithwaite now a top-20 player

Sports: West Indies opener Kraigg Braithwaite’s huge performance in the third Test against Pakistan in the recent Third Test has moved him into the top 20 of the International Cricket Council Test rankings. Comment

Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Top players say no to contract offers

Sports: Top all-rounder batsmen, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo and all-rounder Carlos Braithwaite have turned down central contracts from the West Indies Cricket Board. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

West Indies heads for Zimbabwe

Sports: Will take on host nation and Sri Lanka. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Adams tipped for coaching job

Jamaica: Jamaican Jimmy Adams has been tipped to take over the vacant post of West Indies coach. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

West Indies suffers another loss

Sports: The West Indies team continues its poor showing in the Test matches in the United Arab Emirates when the team slumped to a 133-run defeat in the Second Test on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2016 to concede the three-match series to Pakistan. Comment

England defeats West Indies

Sports: England Women won the fifth and decisive One-Day International (ODI) by a comfortable five wickets at Sabina Park, Jamaica to clinch the series 3-2. Comment